SignalSMILE - Real-time test panels for most common pathologies on companion animal dental x-rays


Real-time test panels for most common pathologies on companion animal dental x-rays

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Introducing SignalSMILE

Detect common pathologies on dental x-rays with AI.

Within minutes, our advanced machine learning detects the most common pathologies on companion animal dental x-rays, helping vets provide faster intervention, lowering the cost of quality care, and enhancing patient outcomes.

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Improve Your In-House Dental Standards

AI review of every radiographic image

Help your veterinary team provide faster intervention, less expensive care, and enhanced patient outcomes during dental procedures.

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AI Radiology Support

Take the guesswork out of dental radiology.

Nearly 8 out of 10 dogs and cats seen by veterinarians need dental care, yet a much smaller percentage receive it. And because at least 60% of a patient's tooth lies below the gum line, intraoral radiographs are essential to proper evaluation and treatment of dental disease.

SignalSMILE is an advanced technology solution that’s ushering in a new wave of AI-powered dentistry in veterinary medicine. Within minutes, our advanced machine learning detects the most common pathologies on companion animal dental x-rays, helping vets to provide faster intervention, less expensive care, and enhanced patient outcomes.

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Client Education

Engage clients with shareable, easy-to-read radiology reports.

When a client is expecting a simple dental cleaning but gets a bill for multiple extractions, there can be a communication gap that may lead to client dissatisfaction.

Enter SignalSMILE reports. The days of typing up assessments and findings are over. SignalSMILE automatically generates a shareable report for point-of-care review that guides client communication and increases compliance and satisfaction.

Give your clients better answers, faster.

Step 1

Acquire Dental Radiographs

Images will be uploaded to SignalSMILE and our AI will go to work.

Step 2

Conduct Cleaning

While you conduct a thorough cleaning, our AI works diligently in the background to provide findings on the 5 most common dental pathologies.

Step 3

Make Informed Decisions

Making decisions around extractions should not be taken lightly. With SigmalSMILE's support, you can be confident in your decision-making around surgical interventions for teeth with pathology.

SignalSMILE Test Panels

SignalSMILE's patented veterinary AI technology uses machine learning to assess companion animal dental radiographs in real time for normals and abnormals to aid practitioners in the diagnostic process.

Our patented AI detects normals and abnormals for the 5 most common dental pathologies and aids point-of-care decision-making.

AI Radiology Support

  • Furcation Bone Loss
    TFL - Furcation bone loss

    Test description
    Assessment for radiolucency at the furcation of a tooth (where the tooth divides into two/three roots)

    Abnormal description
    A radiolucency has been detected at the furcation of the tooth indicative of loss of alveolar bone in this region. Furcation bone loss is an indicator of the presence of significant periodontal disease. Suboptimal radiographic technique and/or positioning can affect the appearance of alveolar bone. Radiographic signs should be interpreted in conjunction with the oral exam.

  • Periapical Lucency
    TPL - Periapical lucency

    Test description
    Assessment for radiolucency at a root apex representative of a pathologic process

    Abnormal description
    A radiolucent area has been detected at the apex of a tooth root, most likely representing a pathologic process. A pathologic periapical lucency can appear as widening of the periodontal ligament space in the apical region, loss of lamina dura at the apex, or diffuse/irregular radiolucency at the apex and should be differentiated from a benign lucency such as a chevron lucency. Differential diagnoses for periapical lucency include abscess, cyst, inflammatory disease, or other causes. Radiographic signs should be interpreted in conjunction with the oral exam. Additional views may be necessary to confirm presence of pathology. Comparison to the same tooth on the contralateral side may be useful in determining if radiographic changes represent pathology or artifact, such as chevron lucency.

  • Resorptive Lesion
    TRL - Resorptive lesion

    Test description
    Assessment for areas of decay or degradation within a tooth

    Abnormal description
    Presence of an area or multiple areas of decay/degradation has been identified within a tooth/teeth likely secondary to a resorptive process. Resorption often appears as irregular radiolucencies throughout the tooth. Radiolucent lesions in teeth are often attributed to primary resorptive lesions but can be representative of other disease processes such as trauma, neoplasia, inflammation/infection, caries, enamel hypoplasia, etc. Radiographic technique and angle can contribute to an abnormal appearance of the tooth. Radiographic signs should be interpreted in conjunction with the oral exam and clinical signs.

  • Severe Attachment (Alveolar Bone) Loss
    TAL - Severe attachment (alveolar bone) loss

    Test description
    Assessment for alveolar bone loss in the horizontal and/or vertical planes

    Abnormal description
    Severe loss of alveolar bone has been identified in the region around a root or roots. Attachment loss is used as an indicator in staging of periodontal disease. Four red bars indicates greater than 50% loss or grade 4 periodontal disease. Two red bars indicates between 25% and 50% loss or grade 3 periodontal disease. Radiographic technique and angle can exaggerate or conceal alveolar bone loss. Radiographic signs should be interpreted in conjunction with the oral exam.

  • Significant Tooth with Pathology
    TEC - Significant tooth with pathology

    Abnormal description
    A pathologic process has been identified in a canine or carnassial tooth. Due to the importance of this tooth to the animal, all attempts should be made to save the tooth from extraction. Severe pathology or multiple pathologies within these teeth can warrant extraction.

  • Tooth Fracture
    TFX - Tooth fracture

    Test description
    Assessment for fracture within the crown or root of a tooth

    Abnormal description
    A radiolucent line representing a fracture has been identified in the crown or root of a tooth or teeth. Fractures may be secondary to trauma or underlying pathology, or may represent a retained tooth root. Radiographic signs should be interpreted in conjunction with clinical history and oral exam.

  • Retained Root(s)
    TRR- Retained root(s)

    Test description
    Assessment for the presence of a tooth root remnant or fragment below the gum line with little or no crown present.

    Abnormal description
    Retained root remnants/fragments may be found secondary to trauma, incomplete extraction, or tooth resorption. With few exceptions, retained root remnants should be extracted at the time of radiographic diagnosis. Continued retention and regular radiographic monitoring may be considered in select cases, but only if the remnant is radiographically and clinically quiet (no evidence of inflammation, infection, or other pathology), small, and known to be chronic. This test may also identify an unerupted tooth as a retained tooth root. Unerupted teeth should be extracted to prevent the development of a dentigerous cyst. Though, regular radiographic monitoring may be performed instead of extraction in older patients.

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Dental Imaging Systems & SignalSMILE

SignalSMILE receives images via DICOM. This simply means we create a connection between your imaging system and our systems. There's no additional hardware or software involved!

We are working diligently to make SignalSMILE accessible to receive images from most dental imaging machines.

Our Current Integrations

  • Dentalaire
  • PortView
  • VetView
  • MyVet Dent
  • IM3
  • TigerView
  • Progeny
  • Schick

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From The SignalPET Community

Read Dr. Hurley's Story

"When I first looked at SignalPET, I thought this is going to be revolutionary. We now have a service that reviews all of our X-rays and provides better care for our patients."

Dr. Brian Hurley, DVM

Gardner Animal Care Center

"All the veterinarians and staff really, really liked SignalPET and we were really pleased with the ease of the software. We found that it added incredible value for our radiology services. Our patients are now able to get care faster, and our clients are really really pleased to see all the good test results."

Dr. Kerry Peterson, DVM

Pet Wellness Clinics

Read Dr. Certa's Story

"We take the x-rays and wait for the SignalPET reports to come in before we call the clients just to get that second confirmation. And the reports come back really quickly. I think the clients really like that; where they can see where the problems were."

Dr. Brooke Certa, DVM

Coastal Animal Clinic

Read Dr. Nair's Story

"It's definitely not a replacement for a radiologist, but it serves a very important like kind of stepping stone function, helping you decide what cases actually need that escalation to that radiologist or which cases you can deal with yourself in house that you don't need a specialist to come in and read out."

Dr. Vijay Nair, VMD

Veterinary Emergency Center

Read Dr. Vineyard's Story

"As a practice owner, having SignalPET for my other doctors is really nice. One of them is a new grad and so, when she's working, SignalPET is able to give her that assurance if I'm not on site; she has something to back her up."

Dr. Sarah Vineyard, DVM

Owner, Colony Veterinary Hospital

Read Dr. Lawnichak's Story

"SignalPET makes technology a little bit easier, especially for those who are not as technologically advanced as others."

Dr. Tyler Lawnichak, DVM

St. Augustine Regional Veterinary Emergency Center

"Our practice has been using SignalPET since day one of their launch. The AI technology is absolutely amazing and it has raised our level of confidence reading radiographs immensely with little additional cost to the client. We utilize SignalPET for every radiograph we take regardless of how simple the case may be. Many times SignalPET has found signals that we would surely have missed in our busy day practice such as tiny uroliths, pulmonary masses, and subtle orthopedic abnormalities to name a few."

Dr. Howard J. Small, VMD

Forest Lakes Animal Clinic

"We have had an excellent experience thus far and are very excited to integrate the SignalPET format into both practices. We have found the format to be easy to use and very helpful in interpreting our radiographs."

Dr. Gaines White, DVM

Conyers Animal Hospital

Read Dr. Bradley's Story

"To me, the biggest thing is being able to show my clients the value they are getting. With SignalPET, I can send the client the "client friendly" report and with that, they can see for themselves the value of the money they spent on those X-rays. I think that's very important and invaluable.."

Dr. Karen Bradley

Owner, Onion River Animal Hospital


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